Crisis Management: The Evolving Role of HIE, Part 2

Thank you for joining us for Part 2 of this session that builds upon discussions that began at the HIMSS18 Interoperability & HIE Breakfast Panel "Crisis Management: The Evolving Role of HIE".


Over the past few years, numerous disasters, crises and attacks have struck the United States. In 2017 alone, we have seen natural disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria devastating and displacing large regions; mass casualties like the Las Vegas shooting; public health crises, such as the opioid epidemic; and cyber threats, like WannaCry, compromising health systems, providers and medical devices globally. In incidents such as these, a health system’s capability to maintain operations and quickly bring together disparate information is critical to effective recovery efforts. Panelists discuss the progress made since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, share real-world lessons learned and best practices, and consider how health information exchange can continue to serve the public good and remain an integral part of crisis management. Updates include new legislative work to address the opioid crisis, efforts to improve hurricane response in Texas and Puerto Rico, and a summary on the PULSE initiative in California and efforts to deploy nationally.


Robert Cothren, Executive Director, California Association of Health Information Exchanges

Hans Buitendijk, Senior Strategist, Cerner Corporation

Ivy Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Impactivo LLC

Nora Belcher, Executive Director, Texas E-Health Alliance


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